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Today’s Rental is a “Gorgeous high-end, three-level town-home”

by Prince Of Petworth May 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm 18 Comments

613 Gresham Place Northwest

This rental is located at 613 Gresham Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous high-end, three-level town-home in Columbia Heights/Shaw Corridor. Exquisite three bedroom and three bath home boasts a gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, craftsman cabinetry, gleaming hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, custom metal banister and rails, washer/dryer and private deck. 10 minute walk to Howard University and Petworth Metro Stations.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.

  • Anonymous

    Right around the corner from the revitalized HoChi!

  • Anonymous

    What is the “Columbia Heights/Shaw corridor”? Those are two different neighborhoods.

    • HaileUnlikely

      Although I have not heard it called that, I’m guessing they mean the corridor that runs between the two neighborhoods.

      • Anonymous

        I mean, I guess, except this is either in Park View or Pleasant Plains, and those neighborhoods are between Petworth and Shaw, not Columbia Heights and Shaw.

      • textdoc

        This is at the very northern end of Pleasant Plains, just south of Park View.
        The “Columbia Heights/Shaw corridor” sounds a little dubious to me too… but this house is quite possibly in Columbia Heights as far as the legal subdivision is concerned. (I know Park View is.)
        And maybe they’re trying to capitalize on the new buzz around northern Shaw, given that 7th Street becomes Georgia Avenue once you cross Florida.

      • HaileUnlikely

        Honestly, I find it to be a helpful description, even if strictly speaking it is not accurate. There’s this corridor that goes through Shaw, up through some other neighborhood, and then through Columbia Heights (and yes, then continues north) – this rental is along that corridor. I suspect that a fair number of people would find that more helpful than being told that it is Pleasant Plains. I know lots of people who have been in DC for over a decade and have lived in Columbia Heights and/or Petworth who could not tell you where “Pleasant Plains” is. Sort of like if you live in Burleith or something. You don’t get far by telling people who don’t also live in Burleith that you live in Burleith.

        • textdoc

          This reminds me of how I lived a block from Lanier Heights for 9 years and had never heard that name until after I moved.

        • Truxton

          Tell me about it. – Truxton Circle resident

          At least when I say I live in Truxton and people reply “Where is that?” and I say “It’s Eastern Shaw,” I’m historically accurate. Unlike most of what is now being referred to as Shaw.

    • anon

      it’s probably just to give the general location for people who aren’t well-versed in the precise borders of dc’s neighborhoods.

  • Scene

    Pleasant Plains is part of Columbia Heights. Christ, let’s not get into a Potomac, North Potomac thing

  • textdoc

    I like the plain tile in the bathrooms, but I am so tired of seeing “open” floor plans and exposed brick, especially in quantities like this.

  • Bloomy

    Location arguments aside, this looks like a pretty good value.

  • Dan

    Gag to that kitchen. Maybe I’m too used to snug galley kitchens, but this one looks like it combines the worst qualities of a galley and of an “open” kitchen. Dressed up with GRANITE COUNTERTOPS (gasp!)

  • stacksp

    The back door and kitchen area look pretty secure.

  • LedroitTigah

    This place is only 1084 sq ft (presumably just top two floors) and at that price? Sheesh.

  • anonymouse_dianne

    Those are some really scary stairs…

    • textdoc

      I wasn’t very keen on them either.

  • wpk_dc

    I’d say it’s a good deal. And a very nice renovation for a rental. It’ll be snapped up very soon, I’m sure.


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